What is a tenancy agreement?
Updated: 22 May 2013
The tenancy agreement is a legal contract between you and your landlord. The agreement sets out the terms and conditions of the tenancy, such as the rent, the length of the tenancy, repair responsibilities, the amount and reason for the deposit, when the landlord can enter the property and any conditions and restrictions on the use of the property.
If your landlord doesn’t give you a written tenancy agreement you should ask for one.
Make sure you read the agreement carefully and that you understand and agree with the terms and conditions before you sign it.